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Avoiding Purple Fringing

This week, because I used a very wide aperture (f1.7, f2.5) and the light is very bright right now in the day time, some of the photos I took got an unattractive purple fringing. I just noticed it after several photos and got a little mad with myself because I wasn’t paying enough attention.

Purple Fringing

Purple fringing is that sort of light “specter” you get on the edges of photographed subjects where the bright light and the shadows meet.

Purple Fringing zoom in

You can avoid that unappealing aberration if you use a narrow aperture when the light is very bright. It will give you longer depth of field (your background is going to be more in focus than with a wide aperture) but it will give you a crisper image with less chromatic aberrations around the edges.

To do that turn you camera to Aperture Priority Mode (turn your mode dial to “A”) and set the aperture (f value) to f11 or smaller (the higher the f value, the narrower the aperture).

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Wishlist – New Toy Camera – Underwater Digi Cam

Underwater Digi Cam pictures by Photojojo

Last week Photojojo sent out their newsletter that promoted their Underwater Digi Cam.

Oh, my… Now I want one!

I got my lomo ActionSampler Chrome toy camera in Portugal for €45 some years ago and I thought it was cheap. It’s a crappy piece of plastic but it takes pictures! I love everything that takes pictures – except maybe old mobile phones. The problem with the Action Sampler is that it is a film camera and I’m known for my laziness so the film stays in the camera forever until I send it to be developed.

This new toy takes digital pictures underwater and it costs $35! How can I not love it?!

I want it and I want it NOW!!!

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